Member of the Executive Committee responsible for Decorative Paints (1964, Dutch)
Ruud Joosten joined AkzoNobel in 1996 as International Marketing Manager for the Decorative Paints business. Since then, he has held various management positions within both Decorative Paints and Specialty Chemicals.
In 2008, he was appointed Managing Director of Decorative Paints North and Eastern Europe, located in Warsaw, Poland. Three years later he became Managing Director for Pulp and Performance Chemicals, located in Gothenburg.
A graduate of the Amsterdam Free University, where he gained a Masters in economics, he has lived and worked in the Netherlands, Poland and Sweden.